155mm PzH 2000

Qatar Takes Delivery of Leopard 2A7+ MBTs

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has delivered almost half of the 62 Leopard 2A7+ series main battle tanks (MBTs) on contract to Qatar. The deal is the company’s first major export contract for heavy armour in the Middle East. In addition it covers the supply of 24 PzH 2000 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled artillery systems, 32 Fennek 4×4 […]

Qatar Parades New Equipment

Qatar displayed its new Leopard 2A7 tanks and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers for the first time during its annual national day parade on 18 December. At least six of the tanks and two howitzers were seen being driven down Doha’s corniche on transporters in Qatari television coverage of the parade. The German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann […]

Germany Defends Export of Tanks to Qatar

Germany defended on Friday a decision to allow the export of tanks and artillery to Qatar, saying it was confident the arms would not be used in a war in Yemen between government supporters and the Iran-allied Houthis. The newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday that four German Leopard 2 tanks and three howitzers had […]

Leopard Ready to Prowl in Qatar

Late in 2015, Qatar will take delivery from German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Stand 08- C20) of the first of 62 Leopard 2A7+ series main battle tanks (MBTs) and 24 PzH 2000 155mm/52 self-propelled (SP) artillery systems, which were ordered under a €1.89 billion contract placed early in 2013. They will replace the now obsolete Nexter […]

German Security Council Backs Export Deals to Mideast Nations

Germany’s national security council has approved the export of arms to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries in the Middle East, according to a document fromEconomy Minister Sigmar Gabriel obtained by Reuters. The decision stood in stark contrast to government action in May, when two-thirds of proposed arms export licenses were declined, according to media reports, including […]

Sagem Wins Order on Qatari PzH 2000 Guns

Sagem (Safran) has signed a contract with German manufacturer KMW (Krauss Maffei Wegmann) to integrate its SIGMA 30 navigation and pointing system on all PzH 2000 tracked artillery systems(*) acquired by Qatar. Sagem designed the SIGMA 30 pointing system to give long-range artillery quick, high-precision firing capability without GPS. Because of its performance capabilities, it […]